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VR Soccer '96

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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3.3
PlayStation
69
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Windows
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3.1
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Description

In 1995 the increased power of the new wave of systems made 3D football games a possibility several companies investigated. Most of the features people later took for granted in football games were pioneered, or at least fairly fresh, when they appeared in the first of the Actua Sports titles.

Multiple camera angles were available to view the full-3D action, with 3 Sheffield Wednesday FC players providing motion capture. 44 international squads of 22 players, each with 8 individual skill attributes, were featured. BBC commentator Barry Davies provided a full flowing commentary over the top. A full range of customised tournaments were available, as well as multi-player options allowing for both same-system and networked play.

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VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Starting the match.
VR Soccer '96 DOS Teams selected
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Strike from a distance.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Out of bounds, time for a throw in.

Alternate Titles

  • "VR Soccer" -- Saturn title
  • "ranSoccer" -- German 1996 re-release
  • "Fotball Feber" -- Norwegian title
  • "Actua Soccer" -- European title
  • "アクチャーサッカー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation May, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 74 out of 100 74
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Sep 29, 2006 C 50
Electric Playground DOS Aug 28, 1996 5 out of 10 50

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